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National Gazetteer (1868) - Keevil

"KEEVIL, a parish in the hundred of Whorwelsdown and Melksham, county Wilts, 4 miles E. of Trowbridge, its post town, 4 S. of Melksham, and 5 N.E. of Westbury. The parish is wholly agricultural, and contains the tything of Bulkindon. It is watered by a copious brook, which flows into the river Avon near Leamington. The tithes were commuted for corn-rents under an Enclosure Act in 1794. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Sarum, value £250, in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Winchester. The church, dedicated to St. Leonard, has a square embattled tower. There is a chapel for the Wesleyans, also a school with a small endowment. William W. B. Beach, Esq., is lord of the manor."

"BULKINGTON, a tything in the parish of Keevil, and hundred of Melksham, in the county of Wilts, 4 miles to the S.W. of Devizes. The Wesleyans have a chapel here."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]